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Not many people know that there is a side entrance to Acropolis where the queue is much shorter. That was not a problem for me because I was in Athens not only after season and off the peak times (in the early morning) but also in the time of Covid pandemic. I remembered my first visit to Athens and the moment I entered the Acropolis through the main entrance. It was so very impressive! Well, that was indeed the intention of ancient builders. There is a special structure in ancient Greek architecture called a propylaea, propylea or propylaia (Greek: προπύλαια) which is a monumental gateway. The Propylaea of the Acropolis are probably the most spectacular. Remembering that feeling, I really wanted my wife and daughter to experience the same thrill of entering this extraordinary place. In this photo you see a fragment of the Propylaea. It is an entrance and also an exit… We are used to a decimal system because we have ten fingers, computers prefer binary system. TrekEarth on the other hand counts in 18s. 18 photos make one page on TrekEarth. So having uploaded 18 photos from Athens, a round number according to TrekEarth standards, I will move to photos from another location for a change.

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Additional Photos by Mariusz Kamionka (mkamionka) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5981 W: 105 N: 15602] (61306)
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